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Seizing the Initiative Through Creative Thinking Versus Reacting to the Enemy local copyby Grothe, SAMS paper, Leadership must be committed to learning, underwrite experimentation, and create an environment that generates creative thought and innovation.
Doctrine must incorporate more aspects of innovation, creative and critical thinking and innovative leadership. The most critical area the Army must focus change in is within Professional Military Education for field grade officers.
When words represent some indistinct idea, they are susceptible to reinvention or distortion with potentially significant unintended consequences.
Innovation Starvationby Stephenson, in World Policy Journal, Fall Still, I worry that our inability to match the achievements of the s space program might be symptomatic of a general failure of our society to get big things done.
The vast and radical innovations of the midth century took place in a world that, in retrospect, looks insanely dangerous and unstable.
In short, a world where big stuff can never get done. Thinking Critically and Creatively and 5 components of critical thinking Military Professionals Can Do it Betterby McConnell et al, in Small Wars Journal, 16 Sep This essay will summarize how cognitive theorists have described critical and creative thinking in general, and how some military practitioners have applied them.
In doing so, this essay will propose principles of critical and creative thinking applicable to the military profession to provide a common vocabulary that describes the type of thinking we do.
To expand and improve critical and creative thinking, military professionals need a common vocabulary that accurately describes the very thinking we are to expand and improve on.
Do schools kill creativity? Bring on the learning revolution! How to escape education's death valleya TED.
In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
What schools are encouraged to do is to find out what kids can do across a very narrow spectrum of achievement. Our children and teachers are encouraged to follow routine algorithms rather than to excite that power of imagination and curiosity. Instead, what we have is a culture of standardization.
Seth Godin Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Braina 99u video "Bestselling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin outlines a common creative affliction: Godin targets our "lizard brain" as the source of these primal doubts, and implores us to "thrash at the beginning" of projects so that we can ship on time and on budget.
How to get your ideas to spread - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones" other TED.
It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.
Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, "ideas having sex with each other. The key to growth? Race with the machines - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed.
Is this the end of growth? Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon. Are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can't innovate our way out of.
Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Erik Brynjolfsson.© HeadScratchers, LLC Critical Thinking for Problem Solving and Decision Making 1.
Critical and Creative Thinking learning continuum Sub-element Level 1 Typically, by the end of Foundation Year, students: Level 2 Typically, by the end of. 5 than it is that they rigorously adhere to the model in any lock-step systematic pattern.
This point will be made clearer later. Critical thinking is purposeful, directed thought. thinking about thinking while you are thinking about thinking; and active organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one's thinking and the thinking of others A critical thinker identifies and challenges assumptions, considers what is important n in a situation, imagines and explores alternatives, considers ethnical principles.
Critical thinking depends on knowing relevant content very well and thinking about it, repeatedly. Here are five strategies, consistent with the research, to help bring critical thinking . The ability to set goals is essential to effective problem solving; and by default, is essential to self-management, and self-determination.
A goal is a statement of general purpose or intent.